November, 2011

Google+ Finally Launches Business Pages

Tomorrow People

The day we've all been waiting for in anticipation is finally here (kind of). Earlier today, Google announced the launch of Google+ Pages , or business pages for Google+.

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Best Social Media and Digitial Marketing Research and Statistics of 2011, Part 1

Webbiquity

Sure, teenagers spend a lot of time on YouTube, but did you know that three-quarters of business executives watch work-related online videos weekly? Or that 73% of U.S. companies now use social media for marketing (though the figure varies widely based on size of company)?

Lessons from a B2B Summit Coach: Five Steps to Cut through the Noise, Turn off the Hype and Create a B2B Social Media Program that Works

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet If you’re struggling with managing social media programs in the B2B marketplace, Zuzia Soldenhoff-Thorpe (pictured at below) has some news for you: Most of your peers are too. Why is she so certain?

How To Create Marketing That Doesn’t Suck

Marketing Insider Group

Consumers are bombarded with thousands of marketing messages per day. Millions of Americans have joined the U.S. “Do Do Not Call” list. And who doesn’t skip television ads or throw away unsolicited direct mail? As a result, response rates to traditional advertising are down.

How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

Gain exclusive insights on priorities, tactics, and challenges from SMB Marketing Leaders.

2011 Top Sales & Marketing Awards Nominations

ViewPoint

I am deeply honored to be selected as a finalist in two categories for the 2011 Top Sales & Marketing Awards.

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The Homer Simpson Guide to Neuromarketing

Writing on the Web

Content marketing experts and the people who write marketing messages ought to understand how consumers’ brains work if they want to engage and create trust and loyalty.

40 (of the) Best SEO Guide, Tips and Insights of 2011 (So Far)

Webbiquity

Search engine optimization (SEO) is a key component in designing and developing an effective website , as well as the core of web presence optimization (WPO).

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Why the Term “Marketing-Qualified Lead” Creates Serious Confusion – Part I

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet. SiriusDecisions made a brilliant contribution to B2B marketing several years ago when they created their Demand Waterfall. That “waterfall” is a metaphor for key funnel stages.

5 Steps To Get Your Social Media Game On

Marketing Insider Group

Are you thinking about getting started in social media personally? Don’t worry, you are not alone. You are not the last one to drag your feet a bit and jump on the social bandwagon!

The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

Account-Based Marketing is a strategy, not a solution.

Outsourcing Strategic Account Management – What, are you crazy?!

ViewPoint

At first glance, the idea of outsourcing strategic account management may seem absurd. After all, B2B companies usually define strategic accounts as their best customers and prospects based on criteria like potential for revenue, profit and growth.

Traditional Advertising: Game or Gamble?

Tomorrow People

Winning new business shouldn’t be a gamble, especially in tough economic times. Yet too many companies continue to risk their budget for the poor returns of traditional advertising such as media and print advertising. It’s been proven that businesses that keep in marketing in a recession are the ones that do well in the long-term. Building and maintaining a powerful business presence is important, but traditional advertising is still leaving many companies behind.

Maximize your SEO benefit on Google+ in 8 simple steps

Biznology

Image by entertailion via Flickr. Let me boil my last post, Google Plus was born prematurely and you should take advantage , down to practical pieces.

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Basic Human Motivation: 4 Ways to Engage Readers

Writing on the Web

If you are writing content designed to persuade and influence, you need to know what makes people tick. photo courtesy of digitalart/FreeDigitalPhotos.net ). There are universal drives that are common in all human beings, across cultures, across the globe.

7 Marketing and Sales Strategies to Grow Your Revenue Fast

Speaker: Christopher Ryan, Founder and CEO of Fusion Marketing Partners

Many companies have the core marketing and sales elements to take their revenue to the next level, but are still missing out on some key opportunities. Join Christopher Ryan, CEO of Fusion Marketing Partners and writer of the recent book "The Expert’s B2B Revenue Growth Playbook," to discover seven steps that you can immediately take to grow your company’s revenue quickly and consistently!

My Key Takeaways as a B2B Summit Clinic Coach: Top lessons from real-world marketers and actionable ideas to drive marketing success

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet I just got back from this year’s round of MarketingSherpa B2B Summits in Boston and San Francisco, where I provided one-on-one coaching to attendees, marketers from Fortune 500 organizations, leading private companies, and emerging businesses. You can read more about who attended here.).

B2B Marketers Need To Wake Up and Get Social

Marketing Insider Group

A year ago, Forrester released their CMO Mandate: Adapt or Perish where they spoke about the large number of CMOs who are seeking to transform their upended marketing organizations in 2011.

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Retrofitting Blogs and Converting Industrial Websites into Blog Sites

Industrial Marketing Today

I am seeing more manufacturers and industrial companies willing to try inbound marketing with content. A sure sign of that is the number of conversations that I have had recently with my current clients and new leads. They all want to either add a blog to their static industrial websites or convert them into dynamic blog sites. Retrofitting a blog into an existing site is quicker and less expensive than recreating the site on a blogging platform.

The Great British Business Show 2011

Tomorrow People

Want to outflank your competition, generate leads and sales and grow your online reputation? If you happen to be going to attending The Great British Business Show , join us at this seminar to learn about how to apply inbound marketing which uses a “pull” approach to marketing.

4 Steps to Developing Your Customer Care Strategy

The quality of a customer care strategy can make or break a company, but simply resolving a customer service issue or complaint is no longer enough. Learn the 4 steps that address the major points you need to consider when building a customer care roadmap.

How to set up your Google+ Brand Page right

Biznology

Image via CrunchBase. Last week, I wrote Maximize your SEO benefit on Google+ in 8 simple steps before Google opened up G+ Brand Pages, so first go read what I wrote in the previous post (because all of the advice still applies).

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No Leads from Social Media? No Excuses.

The Point

Why the Term “Marketing-Qualified Lead” Creates Serious Confusion – Part 2

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet In my post earlier this week , I outlined the challenge presented by SiriusDecisions’ Demand Waterfall taxonomy, specifically with the phrase “Marketing-Qualified Leads” (MQLs). Another problematic phrase is “sales-accepted leads.”.

What is Newsjacking?

Modern Marketing

by Joe Chernov | Tweet this Earlier this morning, marketing author and advisor (to Eloqua, among others) David Meerman Scott published a new e-book enticingly titled, Newsjacking: How to Inject Your Ideas into a Breaking News Story and Generate Tons of Media Coverage (Wiley).

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A Crash Course in B2B Email Creative

Speaker: Howard Sewell, President, Spear Marketing Group

Too often, email campaigns are seen as something that "just anyone" on your team can put together. But in today's attention economy, strong creative can be the defining factor that gets your email to stand out in the inbox. Join Howard Sewell of Spear Marketing Group, a leading B2B agency, as he uses real-world examples to highlight tips, techniques and key principles that can make or break your campaigns.

What is SEO? 8 Resources To Propel You To The Top of Search Rankings

Marketing Insider Group

There have been some amazing articles written over the last few weeks about SEO. And yet, some marketers still confuse SEO with paid search. I realize that it seems like something the nerds should handle. Or maybe someday the whole process will be completely automated.

Cool Stuff Manufactured in America

Industrial Marketing Today

In the spirit of Thanksgiving later this week, this post is my way of giving thanks to those manufacturers who still believe in the value of “Made in America.”. Manufacturing has been a bright spot for a while now in our economic recovery despite the anemic growth and sporadic hiring. During these holidays, I’d much rather talk about the good news instead of Wall Street’s roller coaster ride or the recent failure of the Super Committee.

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Google Plus was born prematurely and you should take advantage

Biznology

There is unnecessary unrest that has been buffeting the launch of Google’s newest online social network, Google Plus, and the reason for that is simple: Google was forced to launch G+ because Twitter blocked Google’s real-time and direct access to Twitter updates.

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The Times They Are a-Changin’

Savanta

. Our friends at Marketing Options International (MOI) have just launched the Mind Share Café. No, not a diversification into tea and cakes, but a virtual hub where they’ve collected together the thoughts of leading B2B technology marketers. Marketers from players like Dell, Microsoft and Cisco.

The Rise of the Customer Marketer

From marketing backwater to starring role, this eBook by Influitive explores the changes taking place in customer marketing from the perspective of customer marketers themselves (and explains just why it’s so crucial to customer engagement).